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  2. BGS and Cambridge collaborated on modelling heat flow from basements to the surrounding strata and groundwater https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0886779818309635, http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/526141/ BGS and Dr Sauer Group worked on an integrated geospatial model at Farringdon Station https://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/doi/abs/10.1680/cpid.61293.431
  3. Mark Enzer

    Hub Insights - Digital Twin Demonstrator

    @Nigel@CLA, thank you. We are just working up the scope of the demonstrator right now. What we are thinking about is something that will show the benefit of cross-sector information sharing, with a focus on improving net-zero decision making.
  4. DRossiter87

    Consolidating Concepts: Gemini Principles

    Hi @tombartley, thank you for this. I'm glad you support the general premise, and I agree aspects like Applications (Uses) and Observable elements are important. The goal of the workshop on the 11th is to test/challenge these headings with the community so Benefits may fall out. As I mentioned in the previous post, I've (shamelessly) taken the clause structure from the manufacturing standard and adapted the headings to suit. As the scope relates to an overview and principles standard (like ISO 19650-1) it behaves more like a guide to inform further standardization as opposed to a code
  5. a great document. The key thing is that it is a simple and clear set of principles. Not hidden in academic or standards langauge. It has always been about the value proposition - if we don't help the client understand this and articulate it, then they will not buy into Digital Twin thinking at the level at which is most important. I think more of the CDBB methods, process and documents needs to reference back to this document and the Gemini principles.
  6. After engaging with members of the DTHub to collect and incorporate your views, we are pleased to announce the publication of the Digital Twins for the Built Environment Standards Roadmap [Full Report] [Summary Report]. As reported by O’Sullivan and Brévignon‐Dodin, standards roadmaps support innovations and emerging technologies by helping their respective communities to coalesce around needs, priorities and approaches. This standards roadmap was developed to specifically support the consistent adoption of, and interoperability between, digital twins for the built environment within the
  7. not sure what that meant entirely @Peter Winstanley... but is the 'Information Management Framework' aiming to achieve a clear organisational structure?
  8. It is proposed that the Information Management Framework (IMF) for the creating of a National Digital Twin will consist of three technical elements: the Foundation Data Model (FDM), Reference Data Library (RDL) and Integration Architecture (IA). The IMF will underpin the creation of an environment which supports the use, management and integration of digital information across the life-cycle of assets. The IMF will also enable secure, resilient information sharing between organisations and will facilitate better decision making across sectors. The National Digital Twin Program
  9. HenryFT

    Nationalized Infrastructure?

    As an adopted son I would think probably yes. Perhaps a digital twin of the rail network will be the thin end of the wedge. At the end of the day, during Covid, rail travel isn't making the money and some services need to exist whether they're making money or not which let's face it provides serious challenges for a private business.
  10. Steven Zhang

    The future of technology

    Hi @HenryFT Thanks for answering my questions- you defined IoTs as the ecosystem and the rules, instead of the things that I was thinking. It makes perfect sense after your explanation. For a turely collabrative and co-created IoT system, I agree that the ecosystem of internet connected things are not owned by anyone, because it is a shared asset. But the devices and physical infrastructures that makes the IoT system, can be owned by various peoople and organisation (and that what I was thinking). The digital twin in the edge cases and emergencies, as well as 'game loop' are interes
  11. HenryFT

    [Very very draft] HE DT Policy

    oh man this is big, I've skimmed it, but I'll come back to it in earnest soon @Ian Gordon. From my first pass the tone is right and it doesn't read like policy statements of old that sought to write in stone eternal truths and irrefutable facts with thou shalts and orders from on high, but ultimately were trying to nail jelly to the wall. This reads like something that clearly sets out the philosophy, the context and the direction of travel for digital twins in HE that understands the fluid nature of the situation and is ready to adapt to that.
  12. The DT Hub warmly welcomes the endorsement from the ICE ICG White Paper: Covid-19 and the new normal for infrastructure systems – next steps for the National Digital Twin programme. https://www.ice.org.uk/news-and-insight/policy/covid-and-new-normal-for-infrastructure-systems The paper sets out that “It is impossible to expect a transformation of the infrastructure and construction industries to occur without widespread and coherent adoption of digital technologies and data… The rise of digital technologies has led to the concept of the digital twin, a representation of a physical in
  13. Tammy Au

    Have your Say: The IMF Pathway Consultation

    Hi @Pete Matthews, The online form: https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/consultation-pathway-towards-information-management-framework is the only and official form by which to respond to the consultation. If you wanted to gather feedback from across Mott based on the form questions that would be most helpful. Thanks.
  14. I see silos everywhere-for good/bad reasons, but I can't think of challenges that could be addressed by the interconnection of digital twins immediately. These three grand challenges are big enough to solve. In the digital world, it is very easy to construct silos. If there is no eco-system to share data, in a coordinated and trusted way-- so I am looking foward to see the power of IMF.
  15. The National Digital Twin Programme hosted a webinar on Monday 8th June 2020 to discuss and answer questions about the recently published Pathway towards an Information Management Framework. We were delighted to receive many questions during the webinar, and hope that those the panel were able to answer helped deepen understanding and expand interest in the Information Management Framework and the National Digital Twin Programme. We have added those, and the questions we couldn't get to in the available time, as topics within this forum, collated by subject. We would lik
  16. Peter El Hajj

    National Digital Twin Timeline

    https://time.graphics/line/306868 This timeline provides a high-level view of key events starting with the BIM Strategy Paper all the way to the creation of the National Digital Twin Programme. What events do you think were critical on this national journey to improve use of information over the whole life cycle of assets? What key events do we need to add to the picture? This timeline is referenced in the summary publication joined to the Pathway towards an information management framework: https://www.cdbb.cam.ac.uk/news/approach-delivery-national-digital-twin-united-ki
  17. Michael Mulquin

    ISO and Digital Twin Definitions

    In IEC Smart Cities Systems Committee we are working on a definition from our perspective. Our draft is: Digital Twin formal, explicit, computer-readable and computer-executable digital representation of an object or system that allows a computer to understand that object or system Note 1 Digital twins can be made of material objects and systems (house, city, human, electrical distribution system etc.) and of immaterial objects (process, project plan, etc.) Note 2 Digital twins can be primary, when the digital representation is developed before the physical objec
  18. Great to have a forum to put these things in - thanks for the welcome! I have been working with the Royal Engineers for some time conducting Infrastructure Assessments, which build up a relatively quick cross sector network analysis so that we can understand its criticalities and vulnerabilities. This methodology is easy to learn, needs little or no technology and could provide the skeleton framework of our national digital twin at facility level. ( and below when required) The key benefits with this is that whilst creating the framework, it would become clear where the priorities li
  19. Really interesting post. Good to see the consideration of the information architecture as a key enabler. If we want to get twins talking to twins then this will be essential, and it's so much easier if it's designed in from the start.
  20. Andrew Myers

    Reflection: Right vs Real

    This is an interesting topic. The reason that I'd be unclear on the classification of Air Traffic control is not about the realistic representation, but more about the added value of having an element of intelligence or modelling, rather than just a display of the current data. If it's just displaying the data from the sensors for a human to view then I don't think I'd class it as a twin, however if it's got some type of model or intelligence inbuilt that understands the relationships between the data sets then I think it would qualify. If pressed, I'd probably assume that modern air traffic c
  21. DRossiter87

    45 minute Cities

    Hi all, Alasdair Rae of University of Sheffield has published a blog piece about travel within 26 cities using open data to visualize how far can you travel from to reach a central train station by 08:45 on a Monday morning. http://www.statsmapsnpix.com/2020/03/45-minute-cities.html The ability to produce this visualization seems very relevant to the NDT programme. Particularly if you could simulate traffic interventions to see how it improved access across the city. Cardiff has fared quite well. How has your city performed?
  22. The Centre for Digital Built Britain works in partnership with the Infrastructure Client Group's Digital Transformation Task Group (DTTG) on the National Digital Twin Programme and its Digital Twin Hub. To understand more about each initiative and to hear Mark Enzer, Chair of both DTTG and the National Digital Twin... View the full article
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